Council FINALLY invests in Tooting: Thanks to Labour
Friday, 12 February 2010 16:17
A former Conservative councillor has credited Labour councillors for Wandsworth Council's recent 'Tooting Together' programme - which is helping to clean the town centre up and attract new businesses.
Councillor Susan John-Richards admitted that she and fellow Tory councillors had no success in getting resources for Tooting town centre.
She told a Council meeting that it was only when Labour made it a key political issue that the Conservative-run council began to put money into improvements.
Thanks to the work of Labour Councillors and Sadiq Khan MP, the Council has:
- Introduced rules so that shops can only leave rubbish out a certain times. This has improved the look of the streets and is being rolled out across Wandsworth
- Gated alleys to reduce crime and dumping of rubbish
- Conducted a town centre survey to help promote Tooting to retail chains
- Introduced CCTV to monitor fly-tipping and security on Church Lane and parts of the Totterdown Estate
- Re-introduced a Safer Neighbourhood police team to patrol the town centre
- Proposed moving bus stops and removing unnecessary signs and 'street furniture' to make pavements less congested
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